[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/LP130100508]
Researchers Prof James Mitchell; Dr Grant Hose; Prof Steven Cooper; Adj/Prof William Humphreys; Prof Jed Fuhrman; Mr Peter Goonan; Dr Satish Choy; Ms Anne Northway; Dr Justin Seymour;
Brief description Aquifers hold 20% of Earth’s biomass, yet they are among the least understood ecosystems. Terrestrial assessment methods are qualitative and cannot be employed. We propose to advance understanding of groundwater ecosystems and to advance ecosystem assessment by introducing quantitative metrics, including interaction networks. The expected outcomes are improved management decisions by the Partner Organizations, more sustainable use of groundwater and improvement in the methods of ecosystem assessment.
Funding Amount 447000
Funding Scheme Linkage Projects